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1913 Great Britain Farthing, 1/4 Penny, Blackened At Mint, NGC XF Details.

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1913 Great Britain Farthing
1/4 Penny
Blackened At Mint
NGC XF Details
Reverse Scratched
King Gregory V

Obverse: Head Left
Reverse: Britannia seated right

Starting in 1897, The United Kingdom started blackening Farthings because of their resemblance to the Gold Half Sovereign.  An acid gas, sodium thiosulphat, was used to color the coin, this process lasted until 1917.Please see high resolution images.

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